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Current Volunteer Needs

The following opportunities are currently available. To apply for any of these positions, please complete the volunteer application. The Volunteer Department will contact you to schedule an interview or invite you to an upcoming Open House. If you have specific questions, please call 619.255.0245 or  

Help Museum Visitors as a Museum Ambassador

TheNAT is a large and wonderful museum, and many of our visitors have questions about what to see and do when they first arrive. Our Museum Ambassadors answer visitor questions about exhibitions, activities, facilities, and the museum layout. They also answer general questions about dining options, Balboa Park, and even questions about San Diego and other attractions. Museum Ambassadors are scheduled for two-hour shifts, 11 AM-1 PM or 1 PM-3PM, on any day of the week, and roam the atrium or south entrance area. Training will be provided. If you are outgoing, enjoy interacting with the public, and enjoy sharing your knowledge of theNAT, Balboa Park, and San Diego, please submit a Volunteer Application to become a Museum Ambassador.

Help Us Learn More about Our Visitors

Public Programs is seeking volunteers to help conduct visitor surveys in the Museum. Requirements include: An outgoing personality, an ability to approach strangers, and on-the-job training on conducting surveys. Flexible schedule. Apply today. 

Share Your Enthusiasm for Nature with Museum Visitors

Join the Museum as an Exhibit Interpreter in our exhibition, Water: A California Story. You’ll use inquiry-based learning to educate our guests about the ecosystems of San Diego County and about water distribution and conservation. As an option, you can also be trained to conduct live animal demonstrations with our gopher snake, rosy boa snakes, or a bearded dragon. This is a 7-day a week opportunity with a 2 hour shift (11 AM-1 PM or 1 PM-3 PM). A minimum 3 month commitment is expected. Apply today.

For other volunteer opportunities in the San Diego area, visit the Cultural Volunteer Managers Council website